According to SMC officials, VBDC teams were conducting checks for mosquito breeding across the city in hospitals, community halls and urban health centers. This is done every year after the onset of the monsoon.
“We conducted surveillance at 743 hospitals, urban health centers and community halls and destroyed 41 mosquito breeding sites to prevent vector born diseases. Moreover, notices were issued and 20 nodal officers were penalized for flexibility in implementing the rules,” said an SMC official.
The civic body has also collected Rs 56,200 as administrative charges from these persons who were supposed to ensure cleanliness on their respective premises.